Sunday, March 15, 2009

Keeps Going

"In my mind, I'm 20", said my Dad to his son-in-law Scott as he hammered on frozen coal clusters, breaking them apart to carry into the furnace. Dad does whatever it takes to keep the family business, Reeves Motor Company, up and running. That includes maintaining an old coal fueled furnace during the winter months.

I took the picture of him in February, 2009, on a visit to Maryland. The steep narrow steps down into the furnace room would be a challenge even to a 20 year old. But it keeps him going.

Journaling: "At age 86, Dad keeps the old furnace heating the garage by shoveling coal in it seven or eight times a day."

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